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Thames Tideway Tunnel Thames Water Utilities Limited

Application for Development Consent
Application Reference Number: WWO10001

Examining Authority’s Second Written Round of Questions and Requests for Information
Response from Thames Water
Code of Construction Practice Part B: Site Specific Requirements - Albert Embankment Foreshore (Revised 13 January 2014)
Doc Ref: APP72.14

Folder 164 January 2014
DCO-DT-APP-ZZZZZ-721400

DCO-DT-000-ZZZZZ-071902 I January 2014

Code of Construction Practice Part B: Site-specific requirements
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Albert Embankment Foreshore ....................................................................... 1 1.1 General .................................................................................................... 1 General requirements ...................................................................................... 2 Communications and community/stakeholder liaison ................................. 2 Site operation ................................................................................................... 2 Public access, highway and river transport .................................................. 3 Noise and vibration .......................................................................................... 4 Air quality.......................................................................................................... 5 Water resources ............................................................................................... 5 Land quality ...................................................................................................... 5 Waste management and resource use ........................................................... 6 Ecology (aquatic and terrestrial) .................................................................... 6 Historic environment ....................................................................................... 6 Other ................................................................................................................. 6

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Figure 1-1 Albert Embankment Foreshore: Site context and location plan ................. 2 Figure 13-1 Known Mesolithic timbers in the foreshore .............................................. 7

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Albert Embankment Foreshore
General
All works covered within this document are to be managed and performed to the culture within the Thames Tideway Tunnel vision of ‘Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise’. The Code of Construction Practice (CoCP) comprises two parts: a. Part A: General requirements. These measures are applicable project-wide. b. Part B: Site-specific requirements. These are site-specific measures, where there are deviations from the general requirements indicated in Part A.

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This document comprises the CoCP Part B for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project works at Albert Embankment Foreshore site and identifies the detailed site-specific measures including working hours, site set up and servicing arrangements, taking into account the environmental issues and consultations with the London Borough of Lambeth and other stakeholders. For ease of reference the CoCP Part B mirrors the headings in Part A. The CoCP Part B sets out site-specific issues and deviations from Part A so where there are no site-specific measures reference should be made to the measures set out in Part A. A plan showing the location of the site is shown in Figure 1-1 below. The application for development consent includes two options for temporary construction access to the site. Option A provides construction access to the site from Lack’s Dock. Option B provides construction access to the site from a new access created between Camelford House and Tintagel House. In both options, occasional access for construction plant to the work site under Vauxhall Bridge will be required along the Lack’s Dock slipway. The Secretary of State will be asked to confirm which option should be provided in any decision to grant development consent for the project. Where control measures relate to one access option but not to the other, they are identified as such within this document. All other control measures apply regardless of which access option is confirmed.

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Albert Embankment Foreshore Figure 1-1 Albert Embankment Foreshore: Site context and location plan

Note: For detailed Limits of Land to be Acquired or Used, refer to drawings in the Book of Plans.

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General requirements
As per text in CoCP Part A.

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Communications and community/stakeholder liaison
As per text in CoCP Part A.

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Site operation
Topic Site-specific requirement This site will adhere to the following working hours: a. standard b. extended c. continuous for duration of the Clapham/Brixton connection tunnel construction. When other types of working hours (CoCP Part A, Table 4.1) are required, these will be subject to

Working hours

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Albert Embankment Foreshore Topic Site-specific requirement agreement with the local authority through the Section 61 process. Areas of foreshore between the working areas are to have suitable protection placed for vehicle transport such as concrete ‘armorloc’ or similar product. The hoarding height to be increased from 2.4m to 3.6m at this site. The hoarding is to be as defined in CoCP Part A para. 4.3.4a and b incorporating suitable art work and viewing windows. As per text in CoCP Part A. A separate Thames Tideway Tunnel project specification for security measures applies on this site. A site-specific lighting plan is required. The lighting will address the impact on terrestrial and aquatic ecology and include the use of low level directional lighting where possible whilst meeting safe work requirements.

Site layout

Site security/hoarding requirements

River works Other items

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Public access, highway and river transport
Topic Site-specific requirement Access to Lacks Dock for Duck Tours will be maintained throughout the works unless agreed otherwise. The security barrier will be positioned at the entrance to the site access road to allow a standard rigid tipper vehicle to be wholly off the Albert Embankment road whilst awaiting barrier operation. Option A: The existing security kiosk will be relocated and be utilised for a tandem Thames Tideway Tunnel project site access and Duck Tours access security. Access to the site will be from Vauxhall Gyratory and Albert Embankment. The new site access road is adjacent to Lacks Dock. Option B: The new site access road is between Camelford House and Tintagel House, with a new crossover constructed in the pavement. Options A and B: Vehicles will left-turn in and leftturn out only and exit northbound along Albert Embankment.

Site access and gates

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Albert Embankment Foreshore Topic Site-specific requirement Drivers of construction vehicles accessing the site will be required to obtain security clearance before arriving at the site. The method for obtaining security clearance is to be confirmed. Vehicles arriving at the site entrance without clearance to access the site will be denied entry. Vehicles denied entry will leave the site via a left turn onto Albert Embankment (A3036) under the supervision of a traffic marshal to prevent conflict with other road users on Albert Embankment (A3036), or vehicles entering Lack’s Dock or Camelford House vehicle entrance. Large vehicles denied access, that are unable to turn off the highway, will reverse onto Albert Embankment (A3036) under the supervision of a traffic marshal. Option A: A traffic marshal is to be stationed at site entrance to manage potential conflicting movements (eg with incoming/outgoing Duck Tours vehicles) and ensure no vehicles queue/wait on Albert Embankment. Drivers of large vehicles exiting the site must be aware that the vehicle may encroach into the off-side northbound lane. As per text in CoCP Part A. Note that large crowds are expected in the Vauxhall area during New Year’s Eve, and the contractor will be required to have arrangements in place for additional security, and other measures within the site security plan. Provision of signage for pedestrian diversions (Thames Path) will clearly identify alternative routes during the construction works at the Albert Embankment Foreshore site. The site is subject to separate security requirements.

Traffic management

Event restrictions River transport

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Noise and vibration
Topic Site-specific requirement See hoarding height requirements above. Low noise and vibration piling methods will be used unless determined to be impossible. The first 'anchor' piles will need to be installed using a vibratory driver. These anchor piles will be installed at a location away from the closest sensitive

Control measures

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Albert Embankment Foreshore receptors including Tintagel, Camelford House and Vauxhall Cross. Compaction of material on site will be undertaken using machinery generating the lowest practicable vibration levels which still enables the required level of compaction to be completed. Specifically the use of large vibratory rollers will only be used in locations where vibration levels can be controlled to less than the impact criteria. Other As per text in CoCP Part A.

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Air quality
Topic Site-specific requirement As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A.

Vehicle and plant emissions Dust emissions/control Odour Other

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Water resources
Topic Site-specific requirement The area of foreshore between working sites will be monitored for spillage of oils, fuels and other materials during use. The Contractors Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) will include specific control and mitigation measures at this location. As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A.

Control of pollution: surface water/groundwater

Control on abstraction Ground treatment Other

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Site works

Land quality
Topic Site-specific requirement As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A.

Site-specific issues/mitigation

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Waste management and resource use
Topic Site-specific requirement As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A. As per text in CoCP Part A.

Excavated material Resource usage Other

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Ecology (aquatic and terrestrial)
Topic Site-specific requirement Membrane to be installed between the river bed and temporary back fill material to prevent contamination of juvenile fish habitat and benefits in preserving potential archaeology. Areas of foreshore used for temporary works will be restored to similar condition and material as was prior to the works. Option B: Replacement tree planting to be provided for those lost along Albert Embankment. Retained vegetation will be protected during works. As per text in CoCP Part A.

Protection of habitats

Protection of trees

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Historic environment
Topic Site-specific requirement The Contractors working methods are to minimise risk of accidental striking the listed bridge. Protection barriers will be installed as required but not attached to the structure unless otherwise agreed. The Contractor shall select suitable operating procedures that will not damage impact on the known Mesolithic timbers in the foreshore at the site, within the zone of sensitivity shown in Figure 13-1 Known Mesolithic timbers in the foreshore.

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Other
Topic Site-specific requirement As per text in CoCP Part A.

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Figure 13-1 Known Mesolithic timbers in the foreshore

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